The Data Journalism Awards 2015 have awarded a €1,500 prize to each of the ten categories below. The Global Editors Network and its jury members thank all participants for their projects and look forward to discovering new ones next year.
1. Data visualisation of the year (small newsroom, large newsroom). Best interactive or static visualisation based on data. May be self-contained or combined with a story, but must accomplish a journalistic purpose and use data significantly. A maximum of three elements per entry. €1,500 Prize
2. Investigation of the year (small newsroom, large newsroom). Best data-driven investigation, which uses data collection and analysis to disclose or spotlight a significant abuse of power or failure to uphold the public interest. A maximum of five elements – stories and data presentations – per entry. €1,500 Prize
3. News data app of the year (small newsroom, large newsroom). Best data journalism application, in which interactivity is important and the project provides both explanation of the topic and an opportunity for users to explore the topic and create their own story. A maximum of five elements per entry. €1,500 Prize. Sponsored by Piktochart.
4. Data journalism website of the year. Best data-based journalism website, based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. A maximum of ten examples per entry. €1,500 Prize
5. Best individual portfolio. Based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. A maximum of ten examples per entry. €1,500 Prize
6. Best use of data in a breaking news story, within first 36 hours. Best data-based journalism around a breaking news story within the first hours of the story breaking. Based on quality of content, frequency and variety of subjects covered. €1,500 Prize
7. Open data award. Using freedom of information and/or other levers to make crucial databases open and accessible for re-use and for creating data-based stories. €1,500 Prize
8. Best entry from a small newsroom, with fewer than 25 journalists, not otherwise honored in this competition. €1,500 Prize
9. General excellence (Jurors’ Choice) An entry of high excellence not otherwise honored in this competition. €1,500 Prize
10. Public choice. An entry of high excellence selected by the public. €1,500 Prize. Sponsored by Infogram.